Simahlak (CA)

Simahlak got his start in 1987 DJing for high school dances and bar mitzvahs. He later moved into producing compilations, and his turntable talents eventually landed him a booking as the first-ever hip-hop DJ to play the prestigious Montreal International Jazz Festival. He was later hired as a DJ and house producer for the Audio Research label. He programmed beats for an impressive roster of artists including Sans Pression and Muzion, and performed as a DJ alongside the likes of Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and A-Trak, to name a few. Simhalak produces whacked-out slabs of experimental hip-hop inspired by old skool breakbeats, incorporating serious injections of phatty bass along with soul and funk samples into a powerfully heavy groove that lays waste to dancefloors. Son of Sakuraba, Simahlak's début EP released in 2006 on Bully records, skilfully meshes musique concrète and hip-hop rhythms. Its creator calls it 'raw boom-bap lo-fi.'

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CAFÉ ÉLECTRONIKA 1

Hotel Opus 30/05/2007

Simahlak got his start in 1987 DJing for high school dances and bar mitzvahs. He later moved into producing compilations, and his turntable talents eventually landed him a booking as the first-ever hip-hop DJ to play the prestigious Montreal International Jazz Festival. He was later hired as a DJ and house producer for the Audio Research label. He programmed beats for an impressive roster of artists including Sans Pression and Muzion, and performed as a DJ alongside the likes of Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and A-Trak, to name a few. Simhalak produces whacked-out slabs of experimental hip-hop inspired by old skool breakbeats, incorporating serious injections of phatty bass along with soul and funk samples into a powerfully heavy groove that lays waste to dancefloors. Son of Sakuraba, Simahlak's début EP released in 2006 on Bully records, skilfully meshes musique concrète and hip-hop rhythms. Its creator calls it 'raw boom-bap lo-fi.'

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